Shire Woodworking Club – September 2017 Newsletter
Shire Woodworking Club – September 2017 Newsletter posted below.
Good turnout for the AGM, I am on the toy making subcommittee again. Good to see that all positions were filled before the AGM; definitely not the case in most clubs.
The main committee does a great job and are very committed.
Overview of the years activities; I didn’t realise that we had delivered 1193 items to the Randwick Children’s Hospital plus the Christmas charity donations.
I delivered 10 toy trucks for the club and was persuaded to include them in the show and tell; photo on page 7.
I am also mentioned on page 9 where I presented my Galbert Caliper I bought after reading Chris Schwarz’s blog in Popular Woodworking; haven’t used it properly yet but looks good, Came with metric gauge installed and with imperial as well which is good service.
Monthly theme was Marquetry, Inlays and Intarsia which I am not really into but was good to see examples.
Quite a few articles on the forthcoming plank competition; this will be covered in full next month plus I am working on a post covering my entry.
This was my entry (85cm / 24 in long):
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I am an accountant who uses woodwork as a way to escape computers. I work in the back half of a tandem garage under the house; effectively a basement that also houses my wife’s car. I have a reasonable set of tools and am getting more into hand tools, mainly due to the lack of noise and dust minimization. I live in Sydney Australia and am a active member of The Shire Woodworking Club, Cubby House Turners & Woodies Inc and The Traditional Tools Group Inc Why Hugo’s Woodshop? All decent website options with Gary were taken so I had to look for something else! Hugo is our 3 year old Ragdoll cat who is very nosy and likes investigating the garage / workshop: